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HAIL, n. Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the clouds in showers or storms. These masses consist of little spherules united, but not all of the same consistence; some being as hard and solid as perfect ice; others soft, like frozen snow. Hailstones assume various figures; some are round, others angular, others pyramidical, others flat, and sometimes they are stellated with six radii, like crystals of snow.

HAIL, v.i. To pour down masses of ice or frozen vapors.

HAIL, v.t. To pour.

HAIL, a. [Gr. whole.] Sound; whole; healthy; not impaired by disease; as a hail body; hail corn. [In this sense, it is usually written hale.]

HAIL, an exclamation, or rather a verb in the imperative mode, being the adjective hail, used as a verb. Hail, be well; be in health; health to you; a term of salutation, equivalent to L. salve, salvete.

Hail, hail, brave friend.

HAIL, n. A wish of health; a salutation. This word is sometimes used as a noun; as, the angel hail bestowed.

HAIL, v.t. [L. calo. See Call and Heal.] To call; to call to a person at a distance, to arrest his attention. It is properly used in any case where the person accosted is distant, but is appropriately used by seamen. Hoa or hoi, the ship ahoay, is the usual manner of hailing; to which the answer is holloa, or hollo. Then follow the usual questions, whence came ye? where are you bound? &c.




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HAIL, n. Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the clouds in showers or storms. These masses consist of little spherules united, but not all of the same consistence; some being as hard and solid as perfect ice; others soft, like frozen snow. Hailstones assume various figures; some are round, others angular, others pyramidical, others flat, and sometimes they are stellated with six radii, like crystals of snow.

HAIL, v.i. To pour down masses of ice or frozen vapors.

HAIL, v.t. To pour.

HAIL, a. [Gr. whole.] Sound; whole; healthy; not impaired by disease; as a hail body; hail corn. [In this sense, it is usually written hale.]

HAIL, an exclamation, or rather a verb in the imperative mode, being the adjective hail, used as a verb. Hail, be well; be in health; health to you; a term of salutation, equivalent to L. salve, salvete.

Hail, hail, brave friend.

HAIL, n. A wish of health; a salutation. This word is sometimes used as a noun; as, the angel hail bestowed.

HAIL, v.t. [L. calo. See Call and Heal.] To call; to call to a person at a distance, to arrest his attention. It is properly used in any case where the person accosted is distant, but is appropriately used by seamen. Hoa or hoi, the ship ahoay, is the usual manner of hailing; to which the answer is holloa, or hollo. Then follow the usual questions, whence came ye? where are you bound? &c.


HAIL, v. [an exclamation, or rather a verb in the imperative mode, being the adjective hail, used as a verb.]

Hail, be well; be in health; health to you; a term of salutation, equivalent to L. salve, salvete. Hail, hail, brave friend. Shak.


HAIL, v.i.

To pour down masses of ice or frozen vapors.


HAIL, v.t.

To pour. Shak.


HAIL, v.t. [from the same root as call, L. calo, Gr. καλεω. See Call and Heal.]

To call; to call to a person at a distance, to arrest his attention. It is properly used in any case where the person accosted is distant, but is appropriately used by seamen. Hoa or hoi, the ship ahoay, is the usual manner of hailing; to which the answer is holloa, or hollo. Then follow the usual questions, whence came ye? where are you bound? &c.


HAIL, a. [Sax. hal, whole, sound; hæl, health; G. heil, D. and Dan. heel, Sw. hel, Gr. ουλος, whole, See Heal.]

Sound; whole; healthy; not impaired by disease; as, a hail body; hail corn. [In this sense it is usually written hale.]


HAIL, n.1 [Sax. hægel or hagel; G. D. Dan. and Sw. hagel; so called from its rough broken form, from the root of hack, haggle.]

Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the clouds in showers or storms. These masses consist of little spherules united, but not all of the same consistence; some being as hard and solid as perfect ice; others soft, like frozen snow. Hailstones assume various figures; some are round, others angular, others pyramidical, others flat, and sometimes they are stellated with six radii, like crystals of snow. Encyc.


HAIL, n.2

A wish of health; a salutation. This word is sometimes used as a noun; as, the angel hail bestowed. Milton.


Hail
  1. Small roundish masses of ice precipitated from the clouds, where they are formed by the congelation of vapor. The separate masses or grains are called hailstones.

    Thunder mixed with hail,
    Hail mixed with fire, must rend the Egyptian sky.
    Milton.

  2. To pour down particles of ice, or frozen vapors.
  3. To pour forcibly down, as hail.

    Shak.
  4. Healthy. See Hale (the preferable spelling).
  5. To call loudly to, or after] to accost; to salute; to address.
  6. To declare, by hailing, the port from which a vessel sails or where she is registered; hence, to sail; to come; -- used with from; as, the steamer hails from New York.
  7. An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.

    "Hail, brave friend." Shak.

    All hail. See in the Vocabulary. -- Hail Mary, a form of prayer made use of in the Roman Catholic Church in invocation of the Virgin. See Ave Maria.

  8. A wish of health; a salutation; a loud call.

    "Their puissant hail." M. Arnold.

    The angel hail bestowed. Milton.

  9. To name; to designate; to call.

    And such a son as all men hailed me happy. Milton.

  10. To report as one's home or the place from whence one comes; to come; -- with from.

    [Colloq.] C. G. Halpine.
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Hail

HAIL, noun Masses of ice or frozen vapor, falling from the clouds in showers or storms. These masses consist of little spherules united, but not all of the same consistence; some being as hard and solid as perfect ice; others soft, like frozen snow. Hailstones assume various figures; some are round, others angular, others pyramidical, others flat, and sometimes they are stellated with six radii, like crystals of snow.

HAIL, verb intransitive To pour down masses of ice or frozen vapors.

HAIL, verb transitive To pour.

HAIL, adjective [Gr. whole.] Sound; whole; healthy; not impaired by disease; as a hail body; hail corn. [In this sense, it is usually written hale.]

HAIL, an exclamation, or rather a verb in the imperative mode, being the adjective hail used as a verb. hail be well; be in health; health to you; a term of salutation, equivalent to Latin salve, salvete.

HAIL, hail brave friend.

HAIL, noun A wish of health; a salutation. This word is sometimes used as a noun; as, the angel hail bestowed.

HAIL, verb transitive [Latin calo. See Call and Heal.] To call; to call to a person at a distance, to arrest his attention. It is properly used in any case where the person accosted is distant, but is appropriately used by seamen. Hoa or hoi, the ship ahoay, is the usual manner of hailing; to which the answer is holloa, or hollo. Then follow the usual questions, whence came ye? where are you bound? etc.

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